2013 Infiniti EX37 Journey AWD Review: Final Thoughts
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 simply isn't designed for serious family duty in the same way that a Toyota RAV4 is, but then again, the Toyota can't match the Infiniti when it comes to pure performance - or luxury. Vehicles in its class like the BMW X3 provide similar premium fun with a larger interior, but other rivals from Mercedes-Benz, Acura, and Audi that also provide more storage room don't measure up to the EX when driven in anger.
The lack of usable cargo space inside the EX is a black mark on a model that is marketed in a niche where practicality is a prime consideration. However, if you are looking for an all-weather warrior that is fun to drive when conditions are warm and sunny and equally capable on rain-slicked, ice-covered roads, then the EX37 Journey AWD is a definite contender that should be cross-shopped alongside all-wheel drive wagons like the Audi A4. The additional ride height offered by the Infiniti is quite useful when dealing with large amounts of snow, and the rear-wheel drive dynamics of the crossover place it a cut above most wagons on the market. Approach the EX for what it is - a taller compact wagon, not a true SUV - and you won't be disappointed by what you find.